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Anonymous
September 11, 2005 5:43:15 AM

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Can someone suggest how to hook a wireless router up to a dial-up
connection in an infrastructure configuration? I've done it in an ad hoc
network, but need an infrastructure network.

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Anonymous
September 11, 2005 11:14:04 PM

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M E Williams <myronwms@nospamcharter.net> wrote:
>Can someone suggest how to hook a wireless router up to a dial-up
>connection in an infrastructure configuration? I've done it in an ad hoc
>network, but need an infrastructure network.

Well, besides the RTFNG answer, there's still
http://www.alwaysonwireless.com/wiflyer.html
September 12, 2005 2:56:27 AM

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"M E Williams" wrote in message
> Can someone suggest how to hook a wireless router up to a dial-up
> connection in an infrastructure configuration? I've done it in an ad hoc
> network, but need an infrastructure network.

Which OS? WinXP (or even Win98 with ICS) shouldn't be difficult -- just
bridge the computer's NIC to it's modem.
If you want ICS (yuck!) to do the routing stuff (and DHCP), CAT5 the NIC to
one of the router's LAN ports. If you want the router to do all the routing
stiuff (and DHCP), CAT5 the NIC to the router's WAN. Either way should
work. In fact, I used the latter to get a wireless router talking with a
dialup (internal PC modem) for a short period before getting broadband. Its
messy, its slow, its ugly, but it works. :^)

Cheers
Eric
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Anonymous
September 12, 2005 2:56:28 AM

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Thanks. Sounds like it ought to work. I should have a free day later
this week to try it out. I was trying to demonstrate a wireless network
for our Club, but we cannot get wideband to the meeting room. Slow was
expected, ugly is ok, works is required.

Myron

Eric wrote:
> "M E Williams" wrote in message
>
>>Can someone suggest how to hook a wireless router up to a dial-up
>>connection in an infrastructure configuration? I've done it in an ad hoc
>>network, but need an infrastructure network.
>
>
> Which OS? WinXP (or even Win98 with ICS) shouldn't be difficult -- just
> bridge the computer's NIC to it's modem.
> If you want ICS (yuck!) to do the routing stuff (and DHCP), CAT5 the NIC to
> one of the router's LAN ports. If you want the router to do all the routing
> stiuff (and DHCP), CAT5 the NIC to the router's WAN. Either way should
> work. In fact, I used the latter to get a wireless router talking with a
> dialup (internal PC modem) for a short period before getting broadband. Its
> messy, its slow, its ugly, but it works. :^)
>
> Cheers
> Eric
>
>
Anonymous
September 13, 2005 5:14:13 PM

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Do you have exerience with the Apple Airport Extreme with Win XP?

I am considering this over the Wiflyer as it appears to offer WPA and a
few other goodies.

The user notes seem to indicate that some ISPs will not support a
connection from an Apple Airport Extreme.

bumtracks wrote:

> Apple Airport Extreme too
> http://www.apple.com/airportextreme/
>
>
>
>>Well, besides the RTFNG answer, there's still
>>http://www.alwaysonwireless.com/wiflyer.html
>
>
>
Anonymous
September 13, 2005 10:09:19 PM

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hxbarney@cap.rr.com wrote:
>Do you have exerience with the Apple Airport Extreme with Win XP?
>
>I am considering this over the Wiflyer as it appears to offer WPA and a
>few other goodies.

I've used both, and both seemed to work well, though I haven't used
either of them with dialup.
Anonymous
September 20, 2005 2:12:31 PM

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~ Do you have exerience with the Apple Airport Extreme with Win XP?

My mom has an Airport Extreme configured for dialup to her ISP, and
I've accessed it from my XP laptop with no problems.

You don't get the same integration with the OS as you would with OS X
though ... from her iBook, for example, she can tell the Airport Extreme
to dial up or hang up ... you don't get this function in XP.

~
~ I am considering this over the Wiflyer as it appears to offer WPA and a
~ few other goodies.
~
~ The user notes seem to indicate that some ISPs will not support a
~ connection from an Apple Airport Extreme.

This "will not support" means that they're not going to hold your
hand if you can't figure out how to configure your Airport Extreme
to dial into them and authenticate in PAP/CHAP, while they might
be willing to hold your hand if you were dialing in from Windows.

Aaron
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